UNIFIL Job Opening
Naqoura - LEBANON

Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:04 October 2018 – 02 November 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Engineering-UNIFIL-104537-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Environmental Management Unit (EMU)/ Office of the Director of Mission Support, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief EMU or his/her designate.


Assist the Chief Environmental Management Unit in formalizing and implementing the Mission Wide Environmental Action Plan (MEAP), keeping continuous contact with the Environmental Focal Points (EFPs) from different sections, units and the military component to ensure the proper implementation of the Environmental Action Plan (EAP) and compliance with the environmental regulations set by the mission; 

Monitor the adoption of the technical advice given by the Chief EMU and monitor the Environmental compliance of different facilities (e.g. solid waste management facilities, military contingents’ positions, fuel points, storage areas, generator rooms, water and wastewater systems, hospitals, clinics and general buildings); 

Application of professional engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of medium and larger projects related to the design, waste disposal systems, water treatment facilities, environmental controls systems and other related activities in the mission area, all together leading to an environmental best practices document;

Assist in monitoring and improving/maintaining an EMU Logging System in all relevant sections, units and military positions of UNIFIL for the purpose of periodically collecting data through the EFPs;

Supervise and follow up of contract for environmental sampling and testing and advanced studies, and the performing in-situ basic testing in various areas of concern (e.g. water quality, air sampling and soil composition) to assess incidents of contamination;

Coordinate other activities related to the EMU compliance of UNIFIL or other UN Missions/Organizations, such as monitoring, assessing and reporting on Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) spills and other environmental incidents;

Prepare technical specification for bidding exercise and evaluation of vendors technical proposals;

Conduct feasibility studies related to the mission’s energy savings, using international norms and standards in collecting, calculating and analyzing of quantitative data;

Monitor environmental conformance to UNIFIL EAP and Environmental Policy (EP);

Review, compile and integrate reports coming from the EFPs and present them to the Chief EMU;

Review, compile and integrate reports coming from the EFPs and present them to the Chief EMU; 

Prepare periodic reports, including assessments of the “State of Environment” in the UNIFIL Area of Operations;

Conduct the Environmental Assessment visits, investigations and prepare their reports identifying the areas for improvements and sharing the recommendations for implementation or the mitigation measures; 

Prepare site selection criteria to determine suitability of sites for different activities guided by the UNIFIL EP and AP; 

Plan, develop and ensure proper training to all the mission personnel for the environmental initiatives contributing to raise awareness among UNIFIL Staff (Civilians and Militaries); 

Perform other related work as required.


Basic environmental skills that indicate capability to perform routine environmental activities; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Good computer skills including knowledge of MS Office suite. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 

Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honors commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. 

Planning & Organizing: 
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering or in sciences related to the environment (e.g. environmental studies, geology, architecture, hydrology or agriculture) or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in engineering and/or with entities involved with environmental concerns (e.g. Ministry of Environment/Health, national or international consulting firms, or non-governmental organizations) is required.
Experience with environmental and/or engineering software, in administrative work and training delivery is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be Lebanese nationals.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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